Elated, Cassidy went to work with his trademark mixture of genres and eras, from Stevie Wonder to Chaka Khan to Michael Jackson as Diddy and his date danced until dawn. “When they finally went home, [Diddy] walks by me and says, ‘Hey, where’s the DJ?
’ I say, ‘It’s me.’ He writes his number on a napkin and says, ‘Call me tomorrow.’” The next day Cassidy nervously dialed, and Diddy immediately hired him to DJ a friend’s birthday party.
After being discovered by Sean “Diddy” Combs, he quickly became the top contestant for the title of hip-hop’s favorite DJ, spinning for the likes of Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. Considering he counts hip-hop's three top earners as clients, it’s no surprise Cassidy is becoming a Cash King in his own right.
He often plays over 200 gigs per year and generally receives five-figure sums for his services; on occasion, he’ll take home over $100,000 for a night’s work.
As Cassidy's profile grew, so, too, did his bank account.